July has been awesome! I actually haven’t read as many books as I would have liked BUT one huge important thing happened… I got a Kitty! If you follow my twitter where I spam everyone with pictures you’d know this and that I also have two dogs so it’s been an adventure getting these guys to
not eat like each other
I also did a few other things, like Ozcomiccon and rewatching ALL of Game of thrones. I MAY have also binged Doctor Who and Sense 8 because how does anyone not binge watch these shows? Anyhow back to books because even though I only read 9 of them I read some really fantastic ones!
This book was everything everyone told me it would be. Cute, funny, SO MUCH character growth, romantic, diverse, and about learning how to work in a world that doesn’t always make room for you.
If you’re looking for a cute contemporary that deals in important teen coming of age arcs and diverse characters I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending A Quiet Kind of Thunder.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by McKenzie Lee
SO MUCH SASS! These characters are my absolute favourite, Monty is the best narrator and Felisity is FIERCE.
I’ll be rereading this so many times I adored it so much, it’s had me laughing out loud and crying from one chapter to the next. Not only is it impossibly cute but deals with heavier themes.
I love Cassies writing and jumping back into the Shadowhunter world felt like coming home.
I was disappointed by the ending but overall I adored the characters and can’t wait for the next book (that is 2 YEARS from now! Excuse me while I yell into the void about the injustice)
Ha yeah so umm you could say I didn’t enjoy this.
Not only was Joe’s personality completely lacking compared to the first book, the plot was missing. The plot wasn’t missing a certain thing, no, it was literally missing. SOMEONE SHOW ME WERE THE PLOT WAS? Perhaps I blocked it out in my pain.
If you want to read my less than love review just click the image.
Goddamn I love this series, I love these characters, I love this world, I love this so much.
Locke is once again hatching a crazy scheme and gets caught up in even more crazy, blackmail, card tricks, thievery, assassins on assassins trying to kill him and I love it all!
PS. Baddass lady pirates YAS
Yellow is a weird story, the story of a girl who’s to young to be dealing with everything she has laid in front of her, bitchy friends who bully and pick at her, a mother suffering an alcohol addiction and break up, a boy on the phone who died 20 years ago, a supposed murderer she’s been tasked to bring to justice, new friends, a new crush, basically a lot for any grown adult let alone a girl of 14.
Every character is complex, messy, sad, and happy. This book is unlike anything I’ve read and I’m so happy I finally picked it up.
I have never read anything like this story and while some parts are a little long-winded and slow all together the book is a combo of Greek mythology, historical fiction, and sci fi SCI FI AND GREEK MYTHOLOGY I SAY! How could I not love that?!
P.S Apollo is a main character?! How could any greek mythology loving being not want to read this series.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
A Star and a half human, a man and a fairy, a fairy turned into a bird, witches looking for eternal youth, princes fighting for a crown, ghosts and unicorns. This isn’t even the start of all the magic that is included in this tiny story.
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin
The amazing of Nevo’s journey, from a young age Nevo shows us what it was like for them growing up as someone who doesn’t fit societies specific holds.
Nevo’s story is one I wish I had read when I was younger. The talk of feminism and ingrained misogyny is something I wish I heard more of as a teen. I know this book is going to help so many people and I’m so glad it’s out there for the world to read and consume.
Four! Yes FOUR of these were on my set TBR and yay for me actually kind of sticking to it. I also changed up my TBR a little mid way through the month so I could join in with Booktubeathon but managed to cross over a few books from my original tbr. I finished 3 books from my booktubeathon TBR.
I am still limiting my book buying as I am making my way through my owned and unread pike but I as always I ended up hauling a fair few:
The only book I actually bought from this haul was The Philosopher Kings(ebook)! The rest were either traded, arcs, won, or picked up from the Allen & Unwin Fanfest. I also unhauled 7 books to the Little Library (which is a free library that people donate their books to in a take a book leave a book kind of way) It’s so freeing to unhaul even if new books do magically spawn onto my shelf ONE DAY I WILL HAVE MORE ROOM I SWEAR IT.
(side note magical book spawning shelf story anyone?)
So that was my month. Just to keep up appearances I’m still counting my Project 5 (read 5 books buy 1) I have bought 19 books this year and read 73 making me 22 books behind.